How does this look on my resume if I am applying for a job at an investment firm?
I am going to be a junior in college this fall so I don't have much professional experience working with investments. I do have experience in investing and trading stocks though. So if I were to add the following items on my resume under the "Hobbies and Skills" section, would it look impressive or would it look no good. All of the following is true by the way: ·Has a passion for researching equities. ·Recently started managing $90,000 of family portfolios, which include equities and options. ·Realized a 40% gain year over year in a model portfolio from 2006-2007. As I said, this would be listed under the "hobbies and skills" section of the portfolio. I also have a few more things listed there so it is not like this is the only thing. Thanks for answers.
Asked By: RockiesFan - 8/18/2007
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Well...so much for the "uninformed" trying to give "amateurish and nonsensical advice". Geez... More
Answered By: MJM - 8/19/2007
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You might consider using a "functional resume" that emphasizes your specific experiences, and listing this as one of them. Just because you weren't employed by a firm doesn't mean you should relegate it to being a "hobby", which most HR types will disregard anyway! But leave of the "passion" stuff -- cold hard facts... More
Answered By: kaitensushi - 8/18/2007
It doesn't matter. At an investment firm -- you are basically a telemarketer selling garbage investments over the phone. Most "portfolio managers" are forced to grab a phone book and start calling. The idea is that if you can make 100 calls in a day, 10 people might stop to listen to you, and out of those 10, 2... More
Answered By: big dog - 8/18/2007
You'll be judged on how much business you can bring into the company more than your investment returns. I think that sounds pretty good though.
Answered By: dixie_down_under - 8/18/2007
knock out hobbies
Answered By: Double Secret Probation - 8/18/2007
I would only list actual work experience and actual education on your resume.
Answered By: annazzz1966 - 8/18/2007
These are excellent areas of experience that you definitely should mention. I would use the functional resume that was already recommended to you. It's great when you're personal initiative to learn something difficult is in the area that you are applying to work... More
Answered By: Angela S - 8/19/2007
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